anemone

noun
anem·​o·​ne | \ ə-ˈne-mə-nē How to pronounce anemone (audio) \

Definition of anemone

1 : any of a large genus (Anemone) of perennial herbs of the buttercup family having lobed or divided leaves and showy flowers without petals but with conspicuous sepals

called also windflower

Examples of anemone in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Scientists long suspected the giant plumose anemone (Metridium farcimen), which flourishes along the U.S. Pacific coast, lived off a respectable ocean diet of zooplankton and tiny marine invertebrates. Joshua Rapp Learn, Science | AAAS, 6 Aug. 2021 Scientists long suspected the giant plumose anemone (Metridium farcimen), which flourishes along the U.S. Pacific coast, lived off a respectable ocean diet of zooplankton and tiny marine invertebrates. Joshua Rapp Learn, Science | AAAS, 6 Aug. 2021 Species of shellfish, anemone, commercial fish and sharks commonly native to deep Southern California and Baja were showing up in Monterey Bay - and even areas north of San Francisco. Scott Wilson, Anchorage Daily News, 24 July 2021 Species of shellfish, anemone, commercial fish and sharks commonly native to deep Southern California and Baja were showing up in Monterey Bay — and even areas north of San Francisco. Washington Post, 23 July 2021 Nothing can be more unprepossessing than a sea-anemone when contracted. Jessy Randall, Scientific American, 19 July 2021 Scientists long suspected the giant plumose anemone (Metridium farcimen), which flourishes along the U.S. Pacific coast, lived off a respectable ocean diet of zooplankton and tiny marine invertebrates. Alex Viveros, Science | AAAS, 25 June 2021 That, according to Laudet, might have something to do with adapting to the harsher environment presented by that species of anemone, which is more toxic than the magnificent sea anemone and with shorter tentacles, providing less shelter. Francesca Giuliani-hoffman, CNN, 26 May 2021 Joynt and Kobelt bring a sensitive eye and an intuitive approach to their designs — joyful tumbles of roses, hellebores, ranunculus, anemone and spirea that capture the spirit of their farm. New York Times, 4 May 2021

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First Known Use of anemone

1548, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for anemone

Latin, from Greek anemōnē

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The first known use of anemone was in 1548

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“Anemone.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anemone. Accessed 22 Oct. 2021.

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anemone

noun

English Language Learners Definition of anemone

: a type of garden plant that has white, purple, or red flowers

anemone

noun
anem·​o·​ne | \ ə-ˈne-mə-nē \

Kids Definition of anemone

1 : a plant that blooms in spring and is often grown for its large white or colored flowers

anemone

noun
anem·​o·​ne | \ ə-ˈnem-ə-nē How to pronounce anemone (audio) \

Medical Definition of anemone

1 capitalized : a genus of herbs of the buttercup family (Ranunculaceae) widely distributed in temperate and subarctic regions that have lobed or divided leaves and showy flowers and that include some (as a pasqueflower) used medicinally especially formerly
2 : a plant or flower of the genus Anemone

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